The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.EDITORIAL PAGEs
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ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Who owns your garbage?
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Double-edged piracy sword in Somali drama
AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
It would be wise to heed realities
Judges must protect society, not criminals
SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Straight talk on language
OTTAWA CITIZEN -
A Canadian abandoned
Cavalry to the rescue
KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Green projects must make financial sense
TORONTO STAR -
Shape Haiti aid to provide jobs
GLOBE & MAIL -
Piracy, force and the rule of the lawComment18
Murders in a moral vacuum
NATIONAL POST -
A great time to kill equalization
HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Outbreaks are a critical issue
K-W RECORD -
LONDON FREE PRESS -
Study results shouldn't short-change students
WINDSOR STAR -
What we eat Leave legislation off the menu
SUDBURY STAR -
Ending two-for-one will create problems
THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
To the sea in boats
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Pirates can be stopped
WINNIPEG SUN -
Back to the 'bad old days'
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Snipers cannot put quick end to piracy woes
CALGARY SUN -
Joint security effort welcome
EDMONTON JOURNAL -
EI should not discriminate
EDMONTON SUN -
A win for the good guys on high seas
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Short-term savings, long-term costs
VANCOUVER SUN -
It's in your interest to pay attention during this election
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Challenges await party leaders
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -
Clock ticking on legal definition of 'Indian'
Native communities focus attention on protecting water supplies
AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Is it time to give up in Afghanistan?
No hope for Afghanistan, slain activist's sister warns
The sister of a prominent women's rights activist shot dead by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan said she has given up hope for her tortured homeland and other Canadians should too. Women are still dying, but advocates say fight is worthwhile http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/617977
Tribalism triumphs in Afghanistan
Afghan women want West to ease 'rape law' stance
Afghan parliamentarians furious at anti-woman law
In Recruiting Afghan Militias, U.S. Faces Test
The New York Times (04/14/2009)
U.N. looks to settle Afghan project row
Official: 70,000 addicts in Helmand
Pakistan seen getting close to $4 bln aid target
The best way to beat the Taliban
Telegraph, UK (04/13/2009)
US vying to 'hand-pick' Afghan president
Press TV, Iran (04/13/2009)
Allies Ponder How to Plan Elections in Afghanistan
The New York Times (04/13/2009)
CANADIAN FORCES -
Roadside bomb kills female soldier
Relatives feared for fallen soldier
Death of Canadian soldier overshadows Afghan mission's handover ceremony
MENTAL TOLL ON SOLDIERS SKYROCKETS
Get troops out of Afghanistan, fallen soldier's family says
Canadian economy can't rely on U.S. any more
Canada to appeal U.S. softwood ruling
Khadr's lawyer back on case after spat with bosses
Ottawa continues to fear reprisals U.S. lumber
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
BoC urged to take more aggressive action on economy
Russia looks to invest in Ontario tech
FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Will Israel Attack Iran?
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
B.C. politicians ready to kick off election campaign
B. C. Election 'Anybody's To Win'
BC vote could decide carbon tax's future
N.L. wants more federal SAR helicopters
Ontario collects first equalization payment
FEDERAL POLITICS -
Do we now put an asterisk on that debate?
Elizabeth May says Stephen Harper brought crib notes to one of last year's debates.
May's book calls Harper 'a cheater'
Green leader says PM had cheat sheet for debate, accuses Layton of sabotaging climate-change talks
MP's bill aims to protect automotive aftermarket
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff visits Waterloo Region
Tax hike likely unavoidable, Liberal leader says
Online passport application being phased out
Ottawa announces details of $170 million in aid for forestry sector
PM pledges cash for inland port
Fed mining watchdog called 'toothless'
PRESSURE POINTS -
World will not meet 2C warming target, climate change experts agree
Guardian poll reveals almost nine out of 10 climate experts do not believe current political efforts will keep warming below 2C http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/14/global-warming-target-2c
Canadian fights to die with husband
Assisted Suicide; Swiss group seeks right to grant wish of healthy people
An Inconvenient Film
The only thing wrong with a new film on global warming hysteria, Not Evil Just Wrong, is that its title may be too generous to the alarmists responsible http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/04/10/peter-foster-an-inconvenient-film.aspx
OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Time to rethink American dream
Pirates drama a sequel to 'Black Hawk Down'
World leaders miss the target
Une Québécoise tombe au combat
L'oncle de Karine Blais dénonce la mission militaire en Afghanistan
L'avocat de Khadr de retour au bureau
Troubles du langage en Chine?
Les députés invités à une projection de Polytechnique
140 000 $ pour rénover le bureau de Fortier
Les partisans des Tamouls toujours devant le Parlement
Stockwell Day entame un voyage en Chine
Kenney: le programme de citoyenneté doit être axé sur les valeurs canadiennes
Ottawa continue de craindre les représailles américaines sur le bois d'oeuvre
Les entreprises canadiennes sont toujours moroses, selon la Banque du Canada
C.-B.: les partis entrent en campagne avec des positions inhabituelles
==ANOTHER DIMENSION TO THE DIGEST==
From: "John Brine"
Subject: You have received a YouTube video!
I have never heard anything like this. It is just stunning!
From: "Garry R. Holland"
Subject: Fw: Stand by me
This is networking that even I can understand !!
Absolutely joyful. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop..swf?clip_id=2539741
Subject: Quantitative Easing - unwinding the magic
From: Robert Ede
I'm really intrigued by the Bank of Canada's new monetary tool - known, in the best central circles, as le Quantitative Easing (henceforth "QE").
It seems at certain times within the economic cycle, "new money" can be created by the Central powers that is backed by 1) the Sovereign Assets of the Canadian Crown and 2) the CDN Crown's unlimited Authority to tax the Assets, Goods, Services, Wealth, Gains and Incomes of its Subject/Citizens, but ... this QE "money"(huge gobs of it) is un-encumbered by the annual interest costs associated with money created the old-fashioned "20th Century way" - by issuing interest-bearing bonds as "security/collateral".
The no-interest aspect of this new money-creation process is wonderful because of the huge gobs "quantity" being created. Oh yes, just imagine the extra tax burden that would have been imposed upon us Subject/Citizens if we'd have been obligated to pay interest (even at these low rates) on that amount of additional money "as debt".
So this brings me to the intriguing part:
a) on the balance sheet of which government agency/ department/ crown corporation is the sum total of the "quantity of this easing" to be recorded, reported and accounted?
b) when the time comes to prudently remove some/all of the excess "quantity of money" from our monetary system and if these huge sums of QE "money" pay no interest (and earn no interest- we borrowed it from ourselves) ... will we pay off/retire/remove the QE "money" first ..... or shall we pay it off AFTER we retire some of the "20th Century money" that does bear interest?
c) if the Stewards of the Canadian Fisc were able to borrow-without-interest-from-ourselves just now, in the midst of a world-wide monetary and economic crisis - why didn't they do it before, when just Canada was experiencing fiscal/economic hardship?
From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Welcome to the globalization of politics, Tom Ford, 13/04
- Re: Welcome to the globalization of politics, Tom Ford, 13/04
From: Charles Tupper
Subject: ***CANADA IS A CORPORATION, NOT A COUNTRY!!!***
BELOW ::: YouTube links to Four 10-minute segments of a radio talk show interview on CFRB 1010 in Toronto early last December. Sadly there are only four segments posted, and thus ends abruptly. Nonetheless, worthwhile to have a listen.
I'm still trying to recover from the shock of this revelation, but it seems that our democracy was lost in 1931. We are now living in a corporation called Canada Inc., not a country. Further, our vote in an election doesn't really mean a thing and is just a sort of cerimonial act to keep us believing that we live in a democracy. Can you say Ba-ha-ha-ha-ha like good little sheep?
Listen to the audio clips from the Richard Syrett program. Talk about living in a dream. Think about the immensity of this fraud that has been perpetrated on us and it has carried on for 78 years without hardly anyone having a clue!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Canada is a Myth - radio show expose'
From: "Paul Downie"
Subject: How To Decide Whom to Marry (written by kids)
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with...
-- Kristen, age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough...
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure?)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10 (isn't he ready for the world of dating?)
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-- Craig, age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them... It's the right thing to do..
-- Howard, age 8
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8 (I like this kid)
And the #1 Favorite is .....
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
-- Ricky, age 10 (He'll be married forever)